Thursday, December 8, 2011

Watering your trees in Winter

Don't water your Live Oak trees just before a freeze. Last year, 2010, I saw a Live Oak split like a water pipe because its owner watered it the day before a freeze. The leaf surface must have reached a temprature warm enough to allow the Stomates in the leaves to open and transpire, pulling water into the tree's vassal cells the day before the freeze. That night it froze and split the tree down its side in a couple of places. I never heard if the tree survived. It probably did since it was so young.  You can research your questions directly from my site in the search box, or right here.